Learning

The emphasis Laura Ingalls Wilder gave to learning sprang directly from the value her parents placed on education. In this Learning section, you can explore a variety of educational resources for all ages and across multiple topics, such as literature, history, and music.

Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane on the Path into Fiction

Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane on the Path into Fiction

In mid-February 1931, Laura Ingalls Wilder found a surprise in her rural Missouri mailbox—a letter from New York publisher Alfred A. Knopf. Opening the letter, Wilder discovered that editor Marion Fiery, the head of the children’s department at Knopf, had very much enjoyed her manuscript “When Grandma Was a Little Girl” and wanted the...

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The People and the Word: Reading Native Nonfiction

The People and the Word: Reading Native Nonfiction

Focusing on autobiographical writings and critical essays, as well as communally authored and political documents, The People and the Word: Reading Native Non-Fiction explores how the Native tradition of nonfiction has both encompassed and dissected Native experiences.Buy Now!   Author: Robert WarriorPublisher: University of...

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The Underground Reservation: Osage Oil

The Underground Reservation: Osage Oil

The Underground Reservation: Osage Oil explores the impacts that sudden wealth from the discovery of oil on their land had on the Oklahama Osage, making them financially better off than other Native Americans because of their tribally held oil and gas rights. This is an insightful study based on a variety of sources.    Buy...

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The Osage: An Ethnohistorical Study of Hegemony on the Prairie-Plains

The Osage: An Ethnohistorical Study of Hegemony on the Prairie-Plains

The Osage were a powerful group of Native Americans who lived along the prairies and plains of present-day Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Despite their power and critical role, however, little has been written about them. In The Osage: An Ethnohistorical Study of Hegemony on the Prairie-Plains, Willard Rollings shows how the...

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The Osages: Children of the Middle Waters

The Osages: Children of the Middle Waters

The Osages: Children of the Middle Waters is an account of the Osages, a Siouan tribe once centered in the area now occupied by St. Louis, later on small streams in southwestern Missouri and southeastern Kansas, and then in northeastern Oklahoma. Here is a brief overview of the book and author John Joseph Matthews.   Buy Now!...

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Osage Indian Customs and Myths

Osage Indian Customs and Myths

Siouan peoples who migrated from the Atlantic coastal region and settled in the central portion of North America long before the arrival of Europeans are now known as Osage.  Osage Indian Customs and Myths conveys the richness of Osage beliefs and associated ceremonial practices. Here is a brief overview of the book and author Louis F....

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A History of the Osage People

A History of the Osage People

A History of The Osage People traces 400 years of Osage culture from prehistoric times to the group’s current status as an officially recognized tribe. This rich scholarly work includes information about the period of the 1860s when the Ingalls family moved to the Osage Diminished Reserve and were part of an illegal rush of settlers...

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Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults

Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books continue to inspire generations of young readers. They are classics in American children’s literature. But for young readers who want to know more about Laura Ingalls Wilder, the books below can enrich their reading and educational experiences with different perspectives on the Ingalls and...

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Recommended Reading for Adults

Recommended Reading for Adults

As a researcher and biographer of Laura Ingalls Wilder, I’ve found the work of other Wilder authors and scholars both essential and illuminating. Listed below are titles that explore different areas of her life and work, often bringing entirely new and unexpected interpretations to a wide range of Wilder topics. The list includes...

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The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder: Biographies of her Life and Times

The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder: Biographies of her Life and Times

Laura Ingalls Wilder said, “All I have told is true, but it’s not the whole truth.” She was right – her Little House books provide a window into her experiences growing up in the 19th century amid the hardships of the Great Plains. But her life and legacy extend far beyond the books she wrote. Throughout her life, Wilder saved her early...

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Little House Books for Readers of All Ages

Little House Books for Readers of All Ages

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s vast literary legacy has captivated readers of all ages. This specially curated list should help you find the perfect book for your Little House fan, no matter their age.Pre-Reading and Picture BooksMy First Little House Board Books: The very youngest readers can share in the Little House adventures with these...

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Books About the Osage People

Books About the Osage People

Siouan peoples who migrated from the Atlantic coastal region and settled in the central portion of the North American continent long before the arrival of Europeans are now known as Osage.  The vibrant history of the Osage is that of a proud, spiritual people known for being bold warriors and skilled hunters and farmers.  We are pleased...

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My First Little House Books

My First Little House Books

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of My First Little House Books.A Little House Picture Book Treasury: Six Stories of Life on the Prairie...

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Crafting on the Prairie: A Little House Craft Book Roundup

Crafting on the Prairie: A Little House Craft Book Roundup

During long winter days, Laura and her sisters would stay inside. With no television, crafting would have been a quiet hobby to keep them busy. Whether crafting, sewing, quilting or creating, the Ingalls family would have created both ornaments for their home as well as necessary items like blankets and clothing. The craft books below...

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Eating Like a Pioneer: Little House Cookbooks

Eating Like a Pioneer: Little House Cookbooks

Have you ever wondered what the pioneers ate? Surprisingly, a number of the current staple recipes in American households aren’t that different. Fire up your oven and tie on your apron as you explore the wonderful recipes inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s writings.A gorgeous hardcover edition of the award-winning cookbook The Little...

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Memoirs by the Little House Cast

Memoirs by the Little House Cast

From its first pilot broadcast, the "Little House on the Prairie" TV series has captivated audiences across the world. Fans of the show have helped it to live on, attending conventions and meeting with the stars to talk about their experiences. For their part, several of the cast members have documented their time on the show and their...

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Books by William Anderson

Books by William Anderson

Author and historian William Anderson was introduced to the Wilder books in elementary school, as were millions of other American children. Today, he is one of the foremost historians of the Ingalls family and his groundbreaking research has resulted in many books, which we have detailed below. Anderson also serves as a director of the...

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Books by Rose Wilder Lane

Books by Rose Wilder Lane

In the history of literature, there’s nothing quite like the relationship between Laura Ingalls Wilder and her daughter, the journalist Rose Wilder Lane. One of the most remarkable things about the Little House books is how the series grew out of their close and often contentious relationship. Even before their collaboration, Rose was...

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The Rose Wilder Lane Series

The Rose Wilder Lane Series

Roger Lea MacBride, the “adopted grandson” and heir of Rose Wilder Lane, was born in New Rochelle, New York in 1929. His father, Burt MacBride, was an editor for Reader’s Digest when Rose wrote for the magazine, and he introduced his teenage son to the author. Roger loved to listen to Rose’s stories and political theories, and the two...

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Create Your Own Little House in the Big Woods Diorama

Create Your Own Little House in the Big Woods Diorama

Create your own Little House in the Big Woods scene with these beautiful downloadable dioramas by artist Renée Graef.Download the Pepin, Wisconsin diorama here and the Big Woods log cabin here. Once you’re ready to get started assembling, follow along with these diorama instructions: Step One: You will need scissors and tape handy. You...

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Back to the Prairie: A Home Remade, A Life Rediscovered

Back to the Prairie: A Home Remade, A Life Rediscovered

Books and articles by and about the actors who starred in the Little House on the Prairie TV series provide a behind-the-scenes look at the show and how it affected the lives of the people making it. Here is a brief overview of Back to the Prairie: A Home Remade, A Life Rediscovered.Buy Now! Author: Melissa GilbertPublisher: Gallery...

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The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion: A Chapter-by-Chapter Guide

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion: A Chapter-by-Chapter Guide

Our articles about recently-released books are great resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and her Little House books. Here is a brief overview about The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion: A Chapter-by-Chapter Guide.Buy Now! Author: Annette WhipplePublisher: Chicago Review Press (August 4, 2020) Synopsis:Eager young...

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Pioneer Girl: The Revised Texts

Pioneer Girl: The Revised Texts

Our articles about recently-released books are great resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and her Little House books. Here is a brief overview about Pioneer Girl: The Revised Texts.Buy Now!   Author: Laura Ingalls WilderEditor: Nancy Tystad KoupalPublisher: South Dakota State Hist Society Pr; Annotated edition...

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Walnut Grove Hits Home: Prairie Values for the Modern Family

Walnut Grove Hits Home: Prairie Values for the Modern Family

Our articles about recently released books are good resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Walnut Grove Hits Home: Prairie Values for the Modern Family by Alicia Hogan Murphy.Buy Now! Author: Alicia Hogan MurphyPublisher: Bear Manor Media (June 19, 2021)...

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Almanzo Wilder: A “Very Special” Perfect Young Man

Almanzo Wilder: A “Very Special” Perfect Young Man

I met my first book crush when I was seven. He was handsome and courageous, driving Laura home every week from the depressing (and dangerous) Brewster’s house. He was quiet, but when he did speak, he always said the perfect thing. Almanzo Wilder was the multi-talented farmer boy who could brave a raging blizzard to save a starving...

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In Search of Laura – About Laura Ingalls Wilder

In Search of Laura – About Laura Ingalls Wilder

Who is the real Laura Ingalls? Is she the smart, strong, and resourceful fictional character of the Little House books? Or is she the more mature and somewhat worldly Laura Ingalls of Pioneer Girl? Or perhaps she’s the character that actress Melissa Gilbert created in the “Little House on the Prairie” television series.And what about...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: An American Fixture

Laura Ingalls Wilder: An American Fixture

In 1942, literary agent George Bye received the final manuscript from a client he had reluctantly decided to represent twelve years earlier, an author whose first work, a memoir for adults, had left him uninspired. But she had found her voice as a children’s book writer, and Bye felt deeply moved and stirred by her eighth and final...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder Historical Timeline

Laura Ingalls Wilder Historical Timeline

Ever wonder about the chronology of events in Laura’s life and the historical context surrounding her experiences? The two timelines below weave some of her major life events with interesting historical milestones in literature, politics, science, and technology.Interactive Timeline Below is the interactive timeline, which allows you to...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder Documentary

Laura Ingalls Wilder Documentary

Little House on the Prairie: The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder is a one-hour documentary that goes beyond the famed Little House book series to the behind-the-scenes, true life story of one of America’s most iconic authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder.Wilder’s personal story as a writer, wife and mother is a compelling narrative that has...

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Historical Perspective or Racism in Little House on the Prairie?

Historical Perspective or Racism in Little House on the Prairie?

Imagine you are reading a book that you loved as a child, perhaps you are reading it to your young child, or that you are reading it for the very first time. You come across the words “the only good Indian was a dead Indian.” Do you put the book down in horror, shocked by the cultural insensitivity of the author? Do you decry the author...

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About The Ingalls Family

About The Ingalls Family

Thanks to the cozy, warm, and affectionate portrayal of the Ingalls family across all kinds of media platforms around the world, many people think of Ma, Pa, Mary, Laura, Carrie, Grace, Almanzo, and even Jack the bulldog as part of their family. However, that raises the question of what version of the Ingalls family people relate to...

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Where the World is Topsy-Turvy: Rose Wilder Lane after the Great War

Where the World is Topsy-Turvy: Rose Wilder Lane after the Great War

It was a faith that made one humble, and a little ashamed… Rose Wilder Lane, “The Children’s Crusade,” Good Housekeeping, November 1920.In the spring of 1920, not long after “The War to End War” staggered to its empty close, Rose Wilder Lane boarded the ship St. Paul in New York and steamed for Paris. Recently divorced, hungry for new...

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Red Tail Feathers: Dare to Discover the Beauty of Grace

Red Tail Feathers: Dare to Discover the Beauty of Grace

Books and articles by and about the actors who starred in the Little House on the Prairie TV series provide a behind-the-scenes look at the show and how it affected the lives of the people making it. Here is a brief overview of Red Tail Feathers: Dare to Discover the Beauty of Grace.Buy Now!   Author: Wendi Lou LeePublisher:...

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A Prairie Devotional

A Prairie Devotional

Books and articles by and about the actors who starred in the Little House on the Prairie TV series provide a behind-the-scenes look at the show and how it affected the lives of the people making it. Here is a brief overview of A Prairie Devotional.Buy Now!   Author: Wendi Lou LeeIllustrator: Steven NoblePublisher: Thomas Nelson...

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Historic Locations and Points of Interest

Historic Locations and Points of Interest

Laura Ingalls Wilder traveled extensively throughout Wisconsin, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, Missouri, and beyond. We have compiled a list of the historic sites and museums related to Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie, as well as other points of interest.  Please click below to go directly to the listings in...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder and Me: A Prairie Girl’s Faith

Laura Ingalls Wilder and Me: A Prairie Girl’s Faith

As a child, I learned my Bible lessons by heart, in the good old-fashioned way, and once won the prize for repeating correctly . . . verses from the Bible. —Laura Ingalls WilderI would never have written A Prairie Girl’s Faith: The Spiritual Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder if Spring Ridge School hadn’t consolidated with Oak Ridge school...

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Illustrating Little House

Illustrating Little House

In the early 1990s, HarperCollins Publishers launched the My First Little House Books program to introduce toddlers and young children to the world of Laura Ingalls Wilder. They began a search for an illustrator who had a similar style to that of the beloved illustrator, Garth Williams.My illustration agent, Merial Cornell, was showing...

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You Need a Farm! Laura Ingalls Wilder and American Farming

You Need a Farm! Laura Ingalls Wilder and American Farming

A farmer depends on himself, and the land and the weather. If you’re a farmer, you raise what you eat, you raise what you wear, and you keep warm with wood out of your own timber. You work hard, but you work as you please, and no man can tell you to go or come. You’ll be free and independent, son, on a farm. —Farmer Boy“Those who labor...

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Caroline Ingalls – What Laura Left Unsaid

Caroline Ingalls – What Laura Left Unsaid

Seven years ago this month, I was terrified, my finger poised over the send button on an email to Little House Heritage Trust. —Author, Sarah MillerI’d done my homework — read hundreds of feet of microfilm containing thousands of pages of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s handwritten manuscripts, her then-unpublished memoir, Pioneer Girl, and...

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The Beautiful Snow

The Beautiful Snow

Our articles about recently released books are good resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Beautiful Snow: The Ingalls Family, The Railroads, and the Hard Winter of 1880-81.  Buy Now! Author: Cindy WilsonPublisher: Beaver's Pond Press (February 7,...

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A Prairie Girl’s Faith: The Spiritual Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder

A Prairie Girl’s Faith: The Spiritual Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our articles about recently released books are good resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of A Prairie Girl’s Faith: The Spiritual Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder.Buy Now! Author: Stephen W. HinesPublisher: WaterBrook (February 6, 2018) Synopsis:The beloved...

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Young Pioneers

Young Pioneers

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Young Pioneers.  Buy Now! Author: Rose Wilder LaneIllustrator: Dan AndreasenPublisher:...

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Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our articles about recently released books are good resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder.Buy Now! Author: Caroline FraserPublisher: Metropolitan Books (November 14, 2017) Synopsis:The first...

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Little House on the Prairie Crossword Puzzle Printable

Little House on the Prairie Crossword Puzzle Printable

How much do you know about Little House on the Prairie and Laura Ingalls Wilder? We have a fun way for you test your knowledge and learn something new with a Little House on the Prairie Crossword Puzzle printable. You can download the Little House on the Prairie Crossword Puzzle printable here. Below you’ll find some clues to the...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: Naturalist

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Naturalist

Rabbits stood up with paws dangling, long ears twitching, and their round eyes staring at Mary and Laura. —On the Banks of Plum CreekI’d like to suggest a thought experiment. Instead of categorizing Laura Ingalls Wilder as an American children’s author, think of her as a nature writer as well. Take her titles. The Little House books...

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Pioneer Girl and Pioneer Boy Paper Doll Printables

Pioneer Girl and Pioneer Boy Paper Doll Printables

After the day’s work was done, Ma sometimes cut paper dolls for them. She cut the dolls out of stiff white paper and drew the faces with a pencil. Then from bits of colored paper, she cut dresses and hats, ribbons and laces, so that Laura and Mary could dress their dolls beautifully. —Little House in the Big WoodsLaura and Mary enjoyed...

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Caroline: Little House, Revisited

Caroline: Little House, Revisited

Our articles about recently released books are good resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Caroline: Little House, Revisited.Buy Now! Author: Sarah MillerPublisher: William Morrow (September 19, 2017) Synopsis:In this novel authorized by the Little House...

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Woman’s Day Book of American Needlework

Woman’s Day Book of American Needlework

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Woman’s Day Book of American Needlework. Buy Now! Author: Rose Wilder Lane Publisher: Literary...

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The Dancer of Sahmakha

The Dancer of Sahmakha

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Dancer of Sahmakha. Buy Now! Author: Armen Ohanian (translated from French by Rose Wilder Lane)...

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The Making of Herbert Hoover

The Making of Herbert Hoover

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Making of Herbert Hoover. Buy Now! Author: Rose Wilder Lane Publisher: Fabri Press (March 25,...

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The Story of Art Smith

The Story of Art Smith

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Story of Art Smith.  Buy Now! Authors: Rose Wilder Lane and Art SmithPublisher: Nabu Press...

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Let the Hurricane Roar

Let the Hurricane Roar

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Let the Hurricane Roar.  Buy Now! Author: Rose Wilder LanePublisher: Harper Trophy (September,...

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Old Home Town

Old Home Town

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Old Home Town.  Buy Now! Author: Rose Wilder LanePublisher: Bison Books; Reprint edition...

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The Discovery of Freedom: Man’s Struggle Against Authority

The Discovery of Freedom: Man’s Struggle Against Authority

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Discovery of Freedom: Man’s Struggle Against Authority. Buy Now! Author: Rose Wilder Lane...

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Give Me Liberty

Give Me Liberty

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Give Me Liberty. Buy Now! Author: Rose Wilder Lane Publisher: Kessinger Publishing (September 10,...

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Free Land

Free Land

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Free Land.   Buy Now! Author: Rose Wilder LanePublisher: Bison Books; Reprint edition (October 1,...

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Diverging Roads

Diverging Roads

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Diverging Roads.  Buy Now! Author: Rose Wilder LanePublisher: Andesite Press (August 21, 2017)...

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Travels With Zenobia: Paris to Albania by Model T Ford: A Journal

Travels With Zenobia: Paris to Albania by Model T Ford: A Journal

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Travels With Zenobia: Paris to Albania by Model T Ford: A Journal. Buy Now! Authors: Rose Wilder Lane...

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The Rediscovered Writings of Rose Wilder Lane, Literary Journalist

The Rediscovered Writings of Rose Wilder Lane, Literary Journalist

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Rediscovered Writings of Rose Wilder Lane, Literary Journalist.    Buy Now! Author: Rose...

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Little House in the Big Woods

Little House in the Big Woods

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Little House in the Big Woods.Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls WilderIllustrators: Helen Sewell and...

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Farmer Boy

Farmer Boy

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Farmer Boy.  Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls WilderIllustrators: Helen Sewell and Garth...

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Little House on the Prairie

Little House on the Prairie

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Little House on the Prairie.  Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls WilderIllustrators: Helen Sewell and...

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On the Banks of Plum Creek

On the Banks of Plum Creek

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of On the Banks of Plum Creek. Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls WilderIllustrators: Helen Sewell and Garth...

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By the Shores of Silver Lake

By the Shores of Silver Lake

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of By the Shores of Silver Lake.Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls WilderIllustrators: Helen Sewell and Garth...

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The Long Winter

The Long Winter

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Long Winter.  Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls WilderIllustrators: Helen Sewell and Garth...

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Little Town on the Prairie

Little Town on the Prairie

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Little Town on the Prairie.Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls WilderIllustrators: Helen Sewell and Garth...

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These Happy Golden Years

These Happy Golden Years

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of These Happy Golden Years.  Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls WilderIllustrators: Helen Sewell and...

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The First Four Years

The First Four Years

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The First Four Years.  Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls WilderIllustrators: Helen Sewell and Garth...

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Little House Treasury

Little House Treasury

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Little House Treasury.  Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls WilderIllustrators: Helen Sewell and...

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Little House Sisters: Collected Stories from the Little House Books

Little House Sisters: Collected Stories from the Little House Books

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Little House Sisters: Collected Stories from the Little House Books.  Buy Now! Author: Laura...

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The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: The World’s Fair

The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: The World’s Fair

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: The World’s Fair.  Buy Now! Author: Thomas L....

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The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: The Great Debate

The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: The Great Debate

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: The Great Debate. Buy Now! Author: Thomas L. Tedrow...

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The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Mountain Miracle

The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Mountain Miracle

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Mountain Miracle.  Buy Now! Author: Thomas L....

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The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Missouri Homestead

The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Missouri Homestead

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Missouri Homestead. Buy Now! Author: Thomas L. Tedrow...

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The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Land of Promise

The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Land of Promise

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Land of Promise. Buy Now! Author: Thomas L. Tedrow Publisher:...

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The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Home to the Prairie

The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Home to the Prairie

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Home to the Prairie. Buy Now! Author: Thomas L. Tedrow...

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The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Good Neighbors

The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Good Neighbors

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Good Neighbors. Buy Now! Author: Thomas L. Tedrow Publisher:...

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The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Children of Promise

The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Children of Promise

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Children of Promise. Buy Now! Author: Thomas L. Tedrow...

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On the Other Side of the Hill

On the Other Side of the Hill

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of On the Other Side of the Hill.  Buy Now! Author: Roger Lea MacBrideIllustrator: David...

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Little Town in the Ozarks

Little Town in the Ozarks

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Little Town in the Ozarks.Buy Now! Author: Roger Lea MacBrideIllustrator: David GilleecePublisher:...

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Little House on Rocky Ridge

Little House on Rocky Ridge

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Little House on Rocky Ridge.  Buy Now! Author: Roger Lea MacBrideIllustrator: David...

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Little Farm in the Ozarks

Little Farm in the Ozarks

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Little Farm in the Ozarks.  Buy Now! Author: Roger Lea MacBrideIllustrator: David...

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In the Land of the Big Red Apple

In the Land of the Big Red Apple

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of In the Land of the Big Red Apple.  Buy Now! Author: Roger Lea MacBrideIllustrator: David...

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On The Banks of the Bayou

On The Banks of the Bayou

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New Dawn on Rocky Ridge

New Dawn on Rocky Ridge

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Bachelor Girl

Bachelor Girl

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Bachelor Girl.Buy Now! Author: Roger Lea MacBrideIllustrator: Dan AndreasenPublisher: HarperCollins...

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Wilder in the West: Eliza Jane’s Story of a Lady Homesteader

Wilder in the West: Eliza Jane’s Story of a Lady Homesteader

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Wilder in the West: Eliza Jane’s Story of a Lady Homesteader.  Buy Now! Author: William...

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The Walnut Grove Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Walnut Grove Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Walnut Grove Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Buy Now! Author: William AndersonPublisher:...

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Story of the Wilders

Story of the Wilders

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The Story of the Ingalls

The Story of the Ingalls

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Iowa Story

Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Iowa Story

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Iowa Story.    Buy Now! Author: William AndersonPublisher: Laura...

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Old Town in the Green Groves

Old Town in the Green Groves

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Old Town in the Green Groves.  Buy Now! Author: Cynthia RylantPublisher: HarperCollins (January...

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Meet Laura Ingalls Wilder (About the Author)

Meet Laura Ingalls Wilder (About the Author)

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Laura: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Laura: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Buy Now! Author: Donald Zochert Publisher: Avon (May 1, 1977)...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little Town: Where History and Literature Meet

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little Town: Where History and Literature Meet

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Laura Ingalls Wilder (Young at Heart)

Laura Ingalls Wilder (Young at Heart)

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Laura Ingalls Wilder (Young at Heart). Buy Now! Authors: Jill C. Wheeler and Rosemary Wallner...

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Musical Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder (History Alive Through Music)

Musical Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder (History Alive Through Music)

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Laura Ingalls Wilder (Welcome Books: Real People)

Laura Ingalls Wilder (Welcome Books: Real People)

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Laura Ingalls Wilder (Welcome Books: Real People). Buy Now! Author: Pamela Walker Publisher:...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder (Rookie Biographies)

Laura Ingalls Wilder (Rookie Biographies)

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Ingalls Wilder Family Songbook

Ingalls Wilder Family Songbook

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Ingalls Wilder Family Songbook.  Buy Now! Editor: Dale CockrellPublisher: A-R Editions, Inc....

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Little House on the Prairie From A to Z

Little House on the Prairie From A to Z

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Little House on the Prairie From A to Z.  Buy Now! Author: Patrick LoubatièrePublisher: Imavision...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Buy Now! Author: Gwenda BlairIllustrator: Thomas B. AllenPublisher: G.P....

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Little House in the Ozarks: The Rediscovered Writings

Little House in the Ozarks: The Rediscovered Writings

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Little House in the Ozarks: The Rediscovered Writings.  Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farm Journalist: Writings from the Ozarks

Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farm Journalist: Writings from the Ozarks

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farm Journalist: Writings from the Ozarks.  Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls...

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West From Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder, San Francisco, 1915

West From Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder, San Francisco, 1915

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of West From Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder, San Francisco, 1915.Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Little House Books, Volume 2

Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Little House Books, Volume 2

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Little House Books, Volume 2.  Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Little House Books, Volume 1

Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Little House Books, Volume 1

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Little House Books, Volume 1. Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Editor:...

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I Remember Laura

I Remember Laura

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of I Remember Laura.  Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls WilderEditor: Stephen HinesPublisher: Thomas...

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A Little House Sampler

A Little House Sampler

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of A Little House Sampler.  Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls WilderEditor: William T....

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Little Lodges on the Prairie: Freemasonry and Laura Ingalls Wilder

Little Lodges on the Prairie: Freemasonry and Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Little Lodges on the Prairie: Freemasonry and Laura Ingalls Wilder.Buy Now! Author: Teresa...

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Libertarians on the Prairie

Libertarians on the Prairie

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Libertarians on the Prairie.  Buy Now! Author: Christine WoodsidePublisher: Arcade Publishing ...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: American Writer on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder: American Writer on the Prairie

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Laura Ingalls Wilder: American Writer on the Prairie. Buy Now! Author: Sallie KetchamPublisher:...

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From Little Houses to Little Women: Revisiting A Literary Childhood

From Little Houses to Little Women: Revisiting A Literary Childhood

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of From Little Houses to Little Women: Revisiting A Literary Childhood.  Buy Now! Author: Nancy...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Biography

Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Biography

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Biography.  Buy Now! Author: William AndersonPublisher: HarperCollins...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Buy Now! Author: Emma Carlson Berne Publisher: Abdo Publishing Company...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Buy Now! Author and Illustrator: Alexandra Wallner Publisher: Scholastic...

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American Legends: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder

American Legends: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of American Legends: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Buy Now! Editor: Charles River Editors Publisher:...

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A Wilder Rose

A Wilder Rose

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of A Wilder Rose.  Buy Now! Author: Susan Wittig AlbertPublisher: Lake Union Publishing (March 17,...

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Laura’s Album: A Remembrance Scrapbook

Laura’s Album: A Remembrance Scrapbook

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Laura’s Album: A Remembrance Scrapbook. Buy Now! Editor: William Anderson Publisher: HarperCollins...

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A Little House Reader: A Collection of Writings by Laura Ingalls Wilder

A Little House Reader: A Collection of Writings by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of A Little House Reader: A Collection of Writings by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Buy Now! Author: Laura...

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The World of Little House

The World of Little House

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The World of Little House.  Buy Now! Authors: Carolyn Strom Collins and Christina Wyss...

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The Little House Guidebook

The Little House Guidebook

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Little House Guidebook.  Buy Now! Author: William AndersonIllustrator: Leslie A....

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Reconsidering Laura Ingalls Wilder: Little House and Beyond

Reconsidering Laura Ingalls Wilder: Little House and Beyond

Our articles about recently released books are good resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Reconsidering Laura Ingalls Wilder: Little House and Beyond. Buy Now! Co-editor: Miranda A. Green-Barteet Co-editor: Anne K. Phillips Publisher: University Press of...

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Ed Friendly’s Life and Legacy

Ed Friendly’s Life and Legacy

About Ed Friendly Ed Friendly was born in Manhattan on April 8, 1922. He spent his formative summers on a ranch in Idaho where he fell in love with horses and the American West. He served as an Army captain in the Pacific during World War II. After the war, he worked in New York in advertising, produced and directed radio and television...

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A Little House Picture Book Treasury: Six Stories of Life on the Prairie

A Little House Picture Book Treasury: Six Stories of Life on the Prairie

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of A Little House Picture Book Treasury: Six Stories of Life on the Prairie.  Buy Now! Author: Laura...

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Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography

Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography.  Buy Now!   Author: Laura Ingalls WilderEditor:...

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Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter: A Memoir

Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter: A Memoir

Books and articles by and about the actors who starred in the Little House on the Prairie TV series provide a behind-the-scenes look at the show and how it affected the lives of the people making it. Here is a brief overview of Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter: A Memoir.Buy Now! Author: Melissa FrancisPublisher: Weinstein Books...

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The Laura Ingalls Wilder Country Cookbook

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Country Cookbook

Many books are popular resources for readers interested in activities associated with Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Laura Ingalls Wilder Country Cookbook.  Buy Now! Authors: Laura Ingalls Wilder and William T. AndersonPhotographer: Leslie A. KellyPublisher: HarperCollins...

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The Way I See It: A Look Back at My Life on Little House

The Way I See It: A Look Back at My Life on Little House

Books and articles by and about the actors who starred in the Little House on the Prairie TV series provide a behind-the-scenes look at the show and how it affected the lives of the people making it. Here is a brief overview of The Way I See It: A Look Back at My Life on Little House. Buy Now! Author: Melissa Anderson Publisher: Globe...

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Prairie Tale: A Memoir

Prairie Tale: A Memoir

Books and articles by and about the actors who starred in the Little House on the Prairie TV series provide a behind-the-scenes look at the show and how it affected the lives of the people making it. Here is a brief overview of Prairie Tale: A Memoir.  Buy Now! Author: Melissa GilbertPublisher: Gallery Books (February 16, 2010)...

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Pioneer Girl Perspectives: Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder

Pioneer Girl Perspectives: Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Pioneer Girl Perspectives: Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder. Buy Now! Editor: Nancy Tystad...

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Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder?

Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder?

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder? Buy Now! Author: Patricia Brennan Demuth Illustrator: Tim Foley...

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Pioneer Girl: The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Pioneer Girl: The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Pioneer Girl: The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Buy Now! Author: William AndersonIllustrator:...

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Searching for Laura Ingalls

Searching for Laura Ingalls

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Searching for Laura Ingalls.  Buy Now! Authors: Kathryn Lasky and Meribah KnightPublisher:...

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Little Author in the Big Woods: A Biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Little Author in the Big Woods: A Biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Little Author in the Big Woods: A Biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Buy Now! Author: Yona...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: Storyteller of the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Storyteller of the Prairie

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Laura Ingalls Wilder: Storyteller of the Prairie. Buy Now! Author: Ginger Wadsworth Publisher: Lerner...

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The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls WilderEditor:...

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Dr. George A. Tann, Pioneer Physician and Neighbor to the Ingalls

Dr. George A. Tann, Pioneer Physician and Neighbor to the Ingalls

Some of you may recall the doctor who helped the Ingalls family when they fell ill in Chapter 15, “Fever ‘N’ Ague” of Little House on the Prairie. He was based on George A. Tann, a pioneer, physician, and neighbor of the Ingalls family.  We are excited to explore the real-life of Dr. George A. Tann.Late summer in the Midwest is hot,...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life

Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life.    Buy Now!   Author: Pamela Smith...

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The Little House Books: A Lesson in Money 101

The Little House Books: A Lesson in Money 101

The Little House book series conveys messages about family, community, perseverance, courage, and a variety of values. The Ingalls family is no stranger to hardship, especially financial strain. Readers of the Little House books can see Pa Ingalls evolve from a young ambitious father to a mature patriarch regarding the family’s...

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The House on Rocky Ridge Farm: Preserved, not Restored

The House on Rocky Ridge Farm: Preserved, not Restored

Laura Ingalls Wilder was a teacher, seamstress, farmer’s wife, journalist, farm loan administrator, and an author. It was her role as writer of the Little House books that brought her lasting fame. And another job. She was the first, but unofficial, tour guide at her home on Rocky Ridge Farm near Mansfield, Missouri.Readers of...

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Six Can’t Miss Things to Do and See in De Smet, South Dakota

Six Can’t Miss Things to Do and See in De Smet, South Dakota

In my younger years—with no husband in sight—I joked that whomever I married must be willing to take a honeymoon trip to all of the Little House sites. When I did find my own “beau,” he was, ironically, a farmer—quite a foreigner to this suburban Boston girl. Although love was the catalyst for relocating from my longtime New England...

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Miss Beadle and Me

Miss Beadle and Me

By about the late 2000s, I had lived a lot of life, but I hadn’t written any of it down. Even though I’d been in the middle of some of Hollywood’s most celebrated and controversial decades (the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s), it never occurred to me that anything I’d done or seen was worth putting on paper. And then several things began to make...

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Wendi Lou Lee: Finding Grace in Every Chapter of Life

Wendi Lou Lee: Finding Grace in Every Chapter of Life

I was introduced to grace at an exceptionally young age. My sister and I landed the role of Baby Grace Ingalls as infants, and before long we responded to our new identity with ease. I’m still surprised how my toddler-self knew when to be Baby Grace and when to be Wendi. It’s safe to say, I don’t have many memories of our first three...

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About Caroline Ingalls (“Ma”)

About Caroline Ingalls (“Ma”)

Caroline Lake Quiner Ingalls is known to Laura fans around the world simply as Ma. Her comforting presence was spread far beyond her own family circle by her featured place in the Little House books and the “Little House on the Prairie” TV show. In a way she has become everyone’s Ma; a comforting and cozy presence of reassurance in all...

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Thanksgiving and Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thanksgiving and Laura Ingalls Wilder

When you think of Thanksgiving, pioneer Laura Ingalls Wilder is probably not the first image that comes to mind, but maybe it should be. Most of the traditions that we associate with Thanksgiving, including tracing it back to the Pilgrims, began with the pioneers and the Victorians.Onion vs. Sage The most famous Laura Ingalls Wilder...

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“Mother, a Magic Word” by Laura Ingalls Wilder

“Mother, a Magic Word” by Laura Ingalls Wilder

“Mother” was indeed a magic word to Laura Ingalls Wilder for, though Pa Ingalls occupies front-and-center attention in the Little House books, Ma is right there too, as the one who trained her daughters in domestic matters and educated them. It is a wonder that she lived to a ripe old age of 84, outliving Pa by twenty years. As his...

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My Little House Crafts Book Review

My Little House Crafts Book Review

Throughout the Little House books, the Ingalls family stays busy day in and day out making their home cozy and safe. Many of their daily activities were done out of necessity but they also created beautiful playthings, and added ornamental charm to an otherwise simple life. Over a dozen of those crafts are presented in My Little House...

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Little House on the Prairie Preschool Printables – FREE!

Little House on the Prairie Preschool Printables – FREE!

Preschool is such a fun and busy age, with lots of learning opportunities for children. These exclusive Little House on the Prairie printables for preschoolers and kindergarten kids will help you keep those curious minds busy. Whether you’re doing a Little House on the Prairie unit study with a wide range of ages, or just want to keep...

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In the Kitchen with Laura Ingalls Wilder

In the Kitchen with Laura Ingalls Wilder

There are many different ways to be a Laura Ingalls Wilder fan. Some people research topics in depth. Some people wear a sunbonnet and buy a Charlotte doll. Some people try to get autographs from as many actors/actresses from the “Little House on the Prairie” TV show as they can. I’ve done some of all of those things, but the most...

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Laura’s Frontier Fairy Tale

Laura’s Frontier Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, sixty years ago, a little girl lived in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, in a little gray house made of logs. —Little House in the Big WoodsScholars of myth, child psychology and literature as diverse as Joseph Campbell, Bruno Bettelheim and Marina Warner argue that, ultimately, the primary purpose of myth and fairy tale is...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Artistic Development

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Artistic Development

As a child, I loved many children’s book characters—Louisa May Alcott’s Jo, Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne, and Maud Hart Lovelace’s Betsy—because, like me, they wanted to be writers.[1]  But it never occurred to me that the Little House series also tells a story of artistic development. Especially in the later books, Wilder focuses on the...

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About Caroline “Carrie” Ingalls Swanzey

About Caroline “Carrie” Ingalls Swanzey

Carrie Ingalls, born Caroline Celestia Ingalls on August 3, 1870, to Charles (“Pa”) and Caroline (“Ma”) Ingalls, is best known as the younger sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House on the Prairie books. Carrie is only a baby in the first book, Little House in the Big Woods, but her presence and interactions with...

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Profile about Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Homes in De Smet, South Dakota

Profile about Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Homes in De Smet, South Dakota

Today we are excited to bring you an in-depth look at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Homes in De Smet, South Dakota. This is part of our on-going series highlighting popular historic locations and sites related to Little House on the Prairie. If you are in the area during the summer, you will want to make sure to see the annual Laura...

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Pioneer Kitchen Gardens: How the Pioneers Planned and Planted

Pioneer Kitchen Gardens: How the Pioneers Planned and Planted

For many of us, gardening is a hobby or even a passion. But there are many people leading perfectly satisfying lives without ever having a garden. It hasn’t always been this way. Gardening is depicted as a normal facet of life in the “Little House on the Prairie” television show and book series, because each settler needed a garden in...

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Little House Ink and Envelopes

Little House Ink and Envelopes

One of the greatest things about reading the Little House books with children is introducing topics such as resourcefulness and conservation. Items like pens and blank paper were luxuries not readily available to the Ingalls family. Homemade Ink & Envelopes Often, pioneers had to make their own ink and letter envelopes and you can...

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To Read and Write and Cipher

To Read and Write and Cipher

In On the Banks of Plum Creek, Laura is reluctant to go to school for the first time, but Pa tells her she should appreciate the opportunity: “…it isn’t everybody that gets a chance to learn to read and write and cipher,” he says. Pa explains that education is important to the family. “Your Ma was a school-teacher when we met, and when...

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Pa’s Fiddle: Now Is Now

Pa’s Fiddle: Now Is Now

When Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote the final scene in her last Little House book for young readers, she gave the closing lines to Pa’s fiddle and its music. Laura and Almanzo’s wedding day has come to a close and the young couple sits on the doorstep of their own little house. In her memory, Laura hears “the voice of Pa’s fiddle and the...

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Free Quilt-Themed Language Arts Printables

Free Quilt-Themed Language Arts Printables

…the beds were neat under their patchwork quilts. The rays of the setting sun came through the windows and filled the house with golden light. —Little House on the PrairieCharacter Development Printable Worksheet Use this character development worksheet to help your students demonstrate something interesting about themselves, or their...

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Melissa Francis: Lessons from the Prairie

Melissa Francis: Lessons from the Prairie

Cassandra Cooper: “I want homework.”Caroline Ingalls: “What?”Cassandra Cooper: “I want homework!”Caroline Ingalls: “Well, if you want homework, you’re gonna have to go to school.” —The Lost Ones: Part 2The sign-in sheet read “Little House on the Prairie,” but to me, this audition would be just like any other. At the age of eight, I had...

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The Little House Cookbook Review

The Little House Cookbook Review

You can't help but think about food as you read through the Little House books - so much of a pioneer's life revolved around growing and acquiring food on a seasonal cycle. Indeed, large passages of the books are dedicated to the description of food and meals. So it's no surprise that one of the books inspired by the Little House series...

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Grown-Up Laura Ingalls Wilder Party

Grown-Up Laura Ingalls Wilder Party

There are many different kinds of Laura fans. No matter what their specific interest, most fans love to “play Laura.” What better way to play Laura than with a party? There are several different ways to theme a Laura party. Today we’re going to look at how to host a Bring Your Own Bonnet party, a party on the prairie.Olde Thyme Party...

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Free Quilt-Themed Math Printables

Free Quilt-Themed Math Printables

…the beds were neat under their patchwork quilts. The rays of the setting sun came through the windows and filled the house with golden light. —Little House on the PrairieAs any quilter can tell you, quilting requires a strong foundation of math skills, including pattern recognition, sequencing, and measurement. The math principles that...

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